Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Michael Simms: A Brief History Of Tree Hugging

The first tree huggers were 294 men and 69 women belonging to the Bishnois branch of Hinduism, who, in 1730, died while trying to protect the trees in their village from being turned into the raw material for building a palace. They literally clung to the trees, while being slaughtered by the foresters.

June 27, 2020 · 10 Comments

Video: Wavy Gravy & Ace of Cups | “Basic Human Needs”

And wouldn’t it be neat if the people that you meet had shoes upon their feet
And something to eat
And wouldn’t it be fine, now if all of human kind had shelter

May 30, 2020 · Leave a comment

Patricia A. Nugent: Who Needs the Library?

I’ve been looking forward to our book reading in the community associated with “three days of peace and music” in 1968. Woodstock, New York has long been considered a sanctuary … Continue reading

April 25, 2019 · 2 Comments

Video: “I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixin’-To-Die Rag” by Country Joe and the Fish

. Performed at Woodstock in 1969, this satiric song became an anthem in the movement against the Vietnam War.  Country Joe McDonald has performed the song countless times since, and … Continue reading

February 13, 2016 · 3 Comments

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